Microsoft Outlook is a widely used email client that offers various features to help you manage your emails effectively. One of these features is the ability to forward an email message as an attachment, which can be useful in many situations, such as when you need to share an important email thread with someone else. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to forward a message as an attachment in Outlook.
Step 1: Open Microsoft Outlook
First, ensure that you have Microsoft Outlook open on your computer. If you haven't already, log in to your email account.
Step 2: Select the Email to Forward
Navigate to your inbox or the folder where the email you want to forward as an attachment is located. Click on the email to select it. This will open the email in a new window.
Step 3: Access the "Home" Tab
Once the email is open, you'll see a ribbon at the top of the Outlook window with various tabs. Click on the "Home" tab to access its features.
Step 4: Find "More Respond Actions"
In the "Respond" group within the "Home" tab, look for the "More Respond Actions" button. Click on it, and a dropdown menu will appear.
Step 5: Select "Forward as Attachment"
From the dropdown menu, locate and select the "Forward as Attachment" option. This action instructs Outlook to create a new email with the selected email attached as a .msg file.
Step 6: Compose the Forwarded Email
A new email window will open with the selected email attached as an attachment. Now, you can customize this new email.
- Address the email to the recipient(s).
- Add a subject that clearly describes the purpose of the forwarded message.
- Include any additional information or context in the body of the email, if necessary.
Step 7: Send the Forwarded Email
Once you've composed your message, review it to ensure everything is correct. When you're ready, click the "Send" button to forward the email as an attachment to the recipient(s).
That's it! You've successfully forwarded an email as an attachment in Microsoft Outlook. This method allows you to share email threads and important messages with others in a convenient way.
Please note that the exact steps and options may vary slightly depending on the version of Outlook you are using. However, these general steps should work for most versions of Outlook. If you encounter any difficulties or have a different version of Outlook, don't hesitate to contact MXGuardian for support.